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vintage finds.

My dear cousin, OB, convinced me to go yard sailing and antique shopping with her during a break at the retreat this past weekend.  And I’m so glad I did, because New Freedom, PA really has some lovely ones.  We went to a handful of good ones, and only one not so good one.  OB walked away with a fantastic antique rocking chair and a 100 year old quilt.  Below are some photos of things I saw and loved!

a pillow cover.  I so need to learn this technique!  I would love it on a quilt!

a shelf displaying some lovely mixing bowls.

a pretty cookbook and a braided mat.

we saw the most delicate vintage teacups and bowls.  loved them!

some vintage flour feed sacks. one can never have too many of these.

I so wanted this huge braided rug. don’t think I’ve ever seen one this big!

a wall of beautiful historical kitchen artifacts.

I absolutely love this low chair [high chair]!!!  the woven cloth seat is too cute.  greg’s uncles in texas are fantastic carpenters and woodworkers.  I need to ask his uncle cliff to craft one of these for little Dhara!  : )

looks like a sweet read for mama + daughter while laying under a weeping willow.

celtic plate.

some sweet girl’s clothes in soft white cotton.

I, on the other hand, walked away with a bag full of pieced vintage quilt squares.  Yup, you got that right — quilt squares that are ready to be made into a quilt.  I’m guessing they are at least 50 years old if not older.  Can’t wait to begin this project, which will probably end up being a new quilt for Dhara.

And because of her love for vintage cookbooks, OB treated me to a really fun old school 1932 cookbook.  I just love the way they wrote back then!  So informal and pleasant to read.  Can’t wait to try some of these recipes out.

“the goodly cucumber”

I love the space available for writing in your own recipes and notes.

who knew?!?

and lastly, a sweet little recipe for dahl soup.  I need to sew myself a small muslin bag for the celery seeds.

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  1. sounds like lots of fun was had in new freedom!

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